About

Hello,

My name is Andrea. Welcome to a hopefully fun and happy ending journey to find out if it is possible to cure lymphedema (or lymphoedema, for those who prefer British English).

In a nutshell:

I am a petite, slim lady, way into my forties who got lymphedema in my right leg 7 years after a cancer surgery where the lymph nodes were removed from the right pelvic area.

It happened almost overnight last summer, which came to me as quite a shock: in the previous months my legs looked better than ever in my life and I was sporting hot jeans and pretty mini skirts. Then my right leg simply blew up badly and I had no clue what was going on.

This is me on the right of the picture a bit later:

November 2014, my left leg was still normal here...
November 2014, fresh lymphedema in my right leg but my left leg was still normal here…

It was terrible enough to have my body so asymmetric, but the road down didn’t end there: a few months ago my left leg got swollen as well, out of the blue. This is not a very common phenomenon, for in such a situation, lymphedema occurs normally only on the side that was effected by surgery.

So now my both legs are constantly swollen and heavy. I don’t have a photo of that at the moment, but it is anyway not really something that a woman would be proud of showing…

Most of the resources about lymphedema are saying that it is an incurable condition and one can only improve it, but you will have to live with it till the end of your life, once you’ve got it.

That’s dim, isn’t it?

The Eternal Optimist in me can’t think with that option, therefore I set on the mission to find out: is it possible to be lymphedema-free, once you’ve got it? And if yes, how

I want to get back to a mini skirt proof shape 🙂

If you are in the same boots, join me on the journey: please comment, subscribe, share, tweet, like, follow…

Let’s help each other, and show off those sexy legs (or arms, if that’s your issue) again, shall we?


Andrea Gerak

Much better, isn't it? November 2012
Much better, isn’t it? Before lymphedema, November 2012

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Good luck with your journey.. I hope also you will find some interesting and helpful things in my blog regarding surgery and research … I look forward to reading your posts… Helen

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! I will be regularly visiting your blog, and as you have noticed it, already re-posted something – you are indeed offering great help with what you are sharing. Be well, Andrea

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